History Literature / AmericanPsycho

30th Sep '17 11:44:49 AM SeanMurrayI
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* FoodPorn: As with the CostumePorn, subverted: the food ranges from bizarre (peanut butter soup) to inedible (brioche with maple syrup and ''cotton''), and the plating is wacky enough to kill Patrick's appetite.

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* FoodPorn: As with the CostumePorn, subverted: the all variety of DescriptionPorn, this is subverted. The descriptions of food ranges dishes range from bizarre (peanut butter soup) to inedible ''inedible'' (brioche with maple syrup and ''cotton''), and cotton). Some of the plating is wacky enough to kill strangest dishes are seemingly imagined products of Patrick's appetite.own psychosis and warped memories ("a big plate of endive with clam sauce").
25th Sep '17 11:16:04 AM SeanMurrayI
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Literally conveyed at the beginning and end of Act I with the aid of a clear, plastic curtain dividing the audience from the stage.
** At the beginning of Act I, as the stage fills with smoke behind the plastic barrier, a woman's figure appears and presses her hands up against it, before Patrick's larger figure appears behind her.
** At the end of Act I, the plastic sheet lowers again, as Patrick swings his axe repeatedly at Paul Owen, spraying blood on the curtain.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Literally conveyed at the beginning and end of Act I with the aid of a clear, plastic curtain dividing the audience from the stage.
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stage. At the beginning of Act I, as the stage fills with smoke behind the plastic barrier, a woman's figure appears and presses her hands up against it, before Patrick's larger figure appears behind her.
** At the end of Act I, the plastic sheet lowers again, as Patrick swings his axe repeatedly at Paul Owen, spraying blood on the curtain.
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* PaintingTheFourthWall: ''Literally'', with [[spoiler:Paul Owen]]'s blood. Just prior to killing [[spoiler:Paul]], Patrick hits a switch that makes some sort of translucent screen descend from above the stage. He then beats [[spoiler:Paul]] to death with the axe, which causes large splatters of blood to cover the screen.

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* PaintingTheFourthWall: ''Literally'', with [[spoiler:Paul Owen]]'s With Paul Owen's blood. Just prior to killing [[spoiler:Paul]], Patrick hits Paul, a switch that makes some sort of translucent screen descend clear plastic curtain descends from above the stage. He Patrick then beats [[spoiler:Paul]] hacks Paul to death with the an axe, which causes large and his blood splatters of blood to cover onto the plastic screen.
25th Sep '17 9:18:18 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* PaintingTheFourthWall: ''Literally'', with [[spoiler:Paul Owen]]'s blood. Just prior to killing [[spoiler:Paul]], Patrick hits a switch that makes some sort of translucent screen descend from above the stage. He then beats [[spoiler:Paul]] to death with the axe, which causes large splatters of blood to cover the screen.
23rd Sep '17 9:46:29 PM SeanMurrayI
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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: Peanut butter soup is actually a real thing (nkatenkwan, the national dish of Ghana), although it's usually made with chicken and yam, rather than duck and squash. Mud soup and charcoal arugula are still just plain ridiculous, though.
** Mud soup is merely a pureed black bean soup. The charcoal arugula is likely arugula that has been grilled.

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* AluminiumChristmasTrees: Peanut butter soup is actually a real thing (nkatenkwan, the national dish of Ghana), although it's usually made with chicken and yam, rather than duck and squash. Mud soup and charcoal arugula are still just plain ridiculous, though.\n** Mud soup is merely a pureed black bean soup. The charcoal arugula is likely arugula that has been grilled.
23rd Sep '17 9:36:11 PM lorgskyegon
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** Mud soup is merely a pureed black bean soup. The charcoal arugula is likely arugula that has been grilled.
28th Aug '17 3:24:40 AM Juicehead_Baby
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[[caption-width-right:''Prima donna self-absorbed, wide awake and never bored'']]

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[[caption-width-right:''Prima [[caption-width-right:228:''Prima donna self-absorbed, wide awake and never bored'']]
28th Aug '17 3:24:26 AM Juicehead_Baby
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[[caption-width-right:''Prima donna self-absorbed, wide awake and never bored'']]
21st Aug '17 2:29:29 PM darkemyst
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The [[spoiler:'Lunch With Bethany', [[TheNameless 'Girl']] and second 'Girls' chapter]] make for particularly grim reading.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The [[spoiler:'Lunch With Bethany', [[TheNameless [[NoNameGiven 'Girl']] and second 'Girls' chapter]] make for particularly grim reading.
6th Aug '17 12:41:49 PM SeanMurrayI
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* PopCulturedBadass: Deconstructed. In place of an authentic, cultivated human personality, Patrick Bateman constantly strives to be recognized by his peers (as well as the reader/audience) for his knowledge and appreciation of music, art, and pop culture, but his grasp and understanding of his favorite music and artists is reduced to what material they make the most appealing to the widest audiences and lowest common denominator, such as dismissing early Music/{{Genesis}} albums with Music/PeterGabriel (and his "lame solo career") as being "too artsy, too intellectual" and favoring the more commercially-driven direction of the group after Music/PhilCollins became the group's frontman. Other assessments he makes of popular singers and bands are frequently off-the-mark and factually wrong, like being convinced that Music/WhitneyHouston is a ''jazz'' singer or believing [[Music/TheRollingStones "You Can't Always Get What You Want"]] is a song by Music/TheBeatles. In the book and musical, he often speaks of owning what's described as the original version of [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/5e/2e/c5/5e2ec5ee9ec77bb094ef1b45e762d45a.jpg "Sunrise with Broken Plates"]] by artist David Onica (while discreetly boasting of the high cost he paid to obtain it), only for his ex-girlfriend to later point out to him that he hung it upside down. All of this only serves to further demonstrate Patrick's emptiness, shallowness, and delusions about having "good taste."

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* PopCulturedBadass: Deconstructed. In place of an authentic, cultivated human personality, Patrick Bateman constantly strives to be recognized by his peers (as well as the reader/audience) for his knowledge and appreciation of music, art, and pop culture, but his grasp and understanding of his favorite music the art and artists media that he consumes is reduced to what material they make is made the most appealing to the widest audiences and lowest common denominator, such as dismissing early Music/{{Genesis}} albums with Music/PeterGabriel (and his "lame solo career") as being "too artsy, too intellectual" and favoring the more commercially-driven direction of the group after Music/PhilCollins became the group's frontman. Other assessments he makes of popular singers and bands are frequently off-the-mark and factually wrong, like being convinced that Music/WhitneyHouston is a ''jazz'' singer or believing [[Music/TheRollingStones "You Can't Always Get What You Want"]] is a song by Music/TheBeatles. In the book and musical, he often speaks of owning what's described as the original version of [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/5e/2e/c5/5e2ec5ee9ec77bb094ef1b45e762d45a.jpg "Sunrise with Broken Plates"]] by artist David Onica (while discreetly boasting of the high cost he paid to obtain it), only for his ex-girlfriend to later point out to him that he hung it upside down. All of this only serves to further demonstrate Patrick's emptiness, shallowness, and delusions about having "good taste."
5th Aug '17 10:06:38 AM SeanMurrayI
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* PopCulturedBadass: Deconstructed. Patrick Bateman tries to define himself through his appreciation for music, art, and pop culture and relates this much to the reader/audience, but his grasp and understanding of his favorite music and artists is reduced to what material they make the most appealing to the widest audiences and lowest common denominator, such as dismissing early Music/{{Genesis}} albums with Music/PeterGabriel (and his "lame solo career") as being "too artsy, too intellectual" and favoring the more commercially-driven direction of the group after Music/PhilCollins became the group's frontman. Other assessments he makes of popular singers and bands are frequently off-the-mark and factually wrong, like being convinced that Music/WhitneyHouston is a ''jazz'' singer or believing [[Music/TheRollingStones "You Can't Always Get What You Want"]] is a song by Music/TheBeatles. In the book and musical, he often speaks of owning what's described as the original version of [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/5e/2e/c5/5e2ec5ee9ec77bb094ef1b45e762d45a.jpg "Sunrise with Broken Plates"]] by artist David Onica (while discreetly boasting of the high cost he paid to obtain it), only for his ex-girlfriend to later point out to him that he hung it upside down. All of this only serves to further demonstrate Patrick's shallowness and delusions about having "good taste."

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* PopCulturedBadass: Deconstructed. In place of an authentic, cultivated human personality, Patrick Bateman tries constantly strives to define himself through be recognized by his peers (as well as the reader/audience) for his knowledge and appreciation for of music, art, and pop culture and relates this much to the reader/audience, culture, but his grasp and understanding of his favorite music and artists is reduced to what material they make the most appealing to the widest audiences and lowest common denominator, such as dismissing early Music/{{Genesis}} albums with Music/PeterGabriel (and his "lame solo career") as being "too artsy, too intellectual" and favoring the more commercially-driven direction of the group after Music/PhilCollins became the group's frontman. Other assessments he makes of popular singers and bands are frequently off-the-mark and factually wrong, like being convinced that Music/WhitneyHouston is a ''jazz'' singer or believing [[Music/TheRollingStones "You Can't Always Get What You Want"]] is a song by Music/TheBeatles. In the book and musical, he often speaks of owning what's described as the original version of [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/5e/2e/c5/5e2ec5ee9ec77bb094ef1b45e762d45a.jpg "Sunrise with Broken Plates"]] by artist David Onica (while discreetly boasting of the high cost he paid to obtain it), only for his ex-girlfriend to later point out to him that he hung it upside down. All of this only serves to further demonstrate Patrick's shallowness emptiness, shallowness, and delusions about having "good taste."
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